These are the main resources I use for research, apart from general scouring of the Internet, usenet and mailing lists (see main links).
- General Searching
- Biblical and Historical Research
- All-in-OneBiblical Resources Search. Bible Versions & Translations; Biblical Resource Sites; E-List Archives; Ancient World (Various); General Academic & Religion.
- Designed & Maintained by Dr Mark Goodacre, University of Birmingham.
- onlineBible.com Download a free searchable Bible program in various translations.
- The Resurrection and the historicity of Jesus.
- Freethought resources
- The Secular web (of course!) Don't forget to explore their library (and everything else!)
- Ontario Consultants on religious tolerance. Good general research tool. Also required reading for any visitors to pro/con religious sites!
- The Rejection of Pascal's Wager. A very clearly written, intelligent and direct critical resource on Christianity.
- The Pilate Project presents a developing, downloadable compendium of public-domain and by-permission reference materials to assist in the discussion of the Bible, Christianity and other religions, and to a lesser degree in all varieties of truth-seeking and intellectual stimulation. Presented from a freethought perspective.
- Positive Atheism. A good supplement to the Secular web in my opinion.
General Science Interest (some of my favourites) Ex-Christians often wish to research these areas...
- Science and Cosmology
- Modern Physics for Everyone
- The Sky
- Introduction to Cosmology from the Goddard Space Flight Center.
- Professor Wright's Cosmology Tutorial
- Usenet Relativity FAQ
- Stephen Hawking's Universe
- Dr. Michio Kaku Superstrings and Hyperspace.
- Guth's Grand Guess "Most people really want to know where we came from. We have evidence. We no longer have to rely on stories we were told when we were young"
- Prospects of Inflationary Cosmology by Alan Guth
- Eleven dimensions, parallel universes and a world made out of strings.
- A Designer Universe. Nobel prize winning physicist Stephen Wienberg discusses the argument from design based on the apparent "fine tuning" of nature to our benefit, the supposed benevolence of god and the relationship between morality and religion, especially in the slave trade.
- FirstScience.com Good articles and current science, space and environmental news.
- The Internet pilot to Physics
- Astronomy/Astrophysics on the Internet
- Ask an Expert
- Why is there something rather than nothing? My personal distillation of what I have read.
- Evidence, proofs and falsification criteria, neatly and carefully laid out. This is part of:-
- The talk.origins archive "The primary reason for this archive's existence is to provide mainstream scientific responses to the many frequently asked questions (FAQs) and frequently rebutted assertions that appear in talk.origins."
- Ed Babinski.
- The Encyclopaedia Britannica on evolution.
- The Paleo webring.